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If you’ve ever been in close proximity to a cryogenic cylinder when the safety relief valve pops open, you know it’s jarringly loud, almost like a shotgun blast. From a safety standpoint, the noise is high enough in decibels (over 100dB) to cause hearing damage if a worker is close enough to the valve. And from a plain nuisance perspective, it’s extremely startling and disruptive.
Whether you’re putting in a new compressed gas or air installation, or upgrading an existing one, composite piping is the most economical when it comes to both time and money. It’s also the best option for your system’s longevity. Why? First, let’s look at what can go wrong with metal piping.
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The beverage carbonation industry continues to grow steadily, as more and more flavored seltzers and craft beers hit the market in response to rising demand from consumers. With that growth in demand, it’s crucial that producers properly maintain and upgrade equipment for the ultimate in efficiency, uptime and safety. Failing or over-leveraged equipment can result in costly downtime and even deadly accidents.
Maximizing cryogenic performance really comes down to how well you can maximize the regulator and create more flow. And how you can do that reliably and consistently without the hiccups of flow inconsistencies that create downtime for the customer. Here is where some regulators are miles above the others.
Liquid cylinder labels may be a mandatory requirement, but they’re also an opportunity to keep your company branding and information where it’s most important – right in front of your customer.
The evolution of the cryogenic and industrial gas industries over the last few years has led to better safety and greatly improved transportation and storage of larger amounts of liquefied gases for longer periods of time. That said, cryogenic storage tanks will eventually experience temperature fluctuations due to their surroundings, resulting in occasional temperature increases inside the tank, which causes liquid gas to evaporate back into a gas state known as “boil-off gas.” Safety relief valves handle and mitigate that pressure rise.